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WASHINGTON — Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today released the following statement from President John Feinblatt applauding House Democrats’ demand for a vote on gun safety legislation. As part of the effort to see votes scheduled on legislation closing two critical gaps in our nation’s gun law—the Terror Gap and the background check loophole, House Democratic leaders participated in a tweetstorm calling for a gun vote and highlighted stories of gun violence survivors on the floor.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“We applaud Congressman Larson, Congressman Lewis, Congresswoman Clark and the House Democratic leadership for keeping the pressure on their colleagues to take a vote on gun safety. It’s long past time for our elected leaders—on both sides of the aisle—to buck the NRA, protect the public, and ensure that dangerous people, including suspected terrorists, cannot buy guns.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs